Male Breast Reduction Price

How much does male breast reduction cost? What factors influence the price of male breast reduction? Will insurance cover the expense?

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Male Breast Reduction Cost

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As noted by many other surgeons on this site, the cost of gynecomastia surgery varies depending on the extent of the condition as well as the location. In my practice, the cost for most patients is approximately $6500, which includes all fees (surgeon, hospital, anesthesia and pathology).  It is slightly higher if skin removal is required.  Insurance rarely covers the procedure, which is considered cosmetic by most insurance carriers. 

Cost of gynecomastia correction

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Here in the midwest gynecomastia correction could cost as little as 1500 dollars for a local anesthesia to 6000-8000 dollars if you need a general anesthesia. This would include excision and fat removal with possible mastopexy.

Price of Male Breast Reduction Surgery / Gynecomastia

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I think insurance SHOULD cover gynecomastia surgery.  Gynecomastia is not a result of inactivity or excess caloric intake. True gynecomastia cannot be eliminated by diet or exercise. Sometime emn feel badly, niot to mention self conscious about fullness in the chest area.  The Price of Male Breast Reduction surgery will depend upon the amount of time the surgery takes. There are several different types of gynecomastia. It also depends upon the experience of the plastic surgeon, the results the surgeon can provide, the type of anesthesia used, the facility, etc.

Treatment of ‘pure glandular’ gynecomastia 

‘Pure glandular’ gynecomastia (puffy nipples) can usually be treated by direct tissue excision alone. This type of treatment does not involve fatty tissue excess or significant skin excess. The glandular breast tissue proliferation is located immediately behind the nipple and areola and is removed through an incision placed at the inferior border of the areola. The incision can be limited, in most cases, from about the 4 o’clock to the 8 o’clock position of the areola. The color difference between areolar skin and chest skin conceals this type of incision quite nicely for most patients.

When thinking about price, consider that getting it "right" is always less expensive than unexpected revisions.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

Cost of gynecomastia Corrective Surgery

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Surgery to Gynecomastia can vary from patient to patient. The extent of the surgery, the skill of the surgeon, the techniques used, and the time that would take to do the surgery would determine the cost.

The cost would be typically somewhere between 5000 to $7000.

Please see an experienced surgeon with passion for getting the best result. After consultation, a more accurate estimate of the cost of surgery can be given.

Hope this helped.

Dr. Sajjadian

Male Breast Reduction costs $5000 - 10000

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Correction of gynecomastia can be an insurance-covered benefit and this is the appropriate place to start. Gynecomastia can be caused by medications, weight, marijuana use, or (in rare cases) tumors that effect your hormonal balance.

Gynecomastia correction surgery is different than breast reduction surgery for women. The end goals are different in that breast reduction surgery aims to create a smaller attractive looking breast that has projection, roundness and appropriate horizontal positioning of the nipple in comparison to the breast fold and breast mound.

Gynecomastia correction aims to create a male-looking breast with significant improvement in the skin envelope and subcutaneous breast tissue.

Typically costs are between $5000-$10000 depending on the techniques used (liposuction, direct excision, combinations of both).

I hope this helps.

Male breast reduction Cost, Connecticut

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Your type and degree of gynecomastia will determine what type of surgical intervention is needed. Liposuction vs direct surgical excision. Cost will depend on where you live and the type or degree of repair needed. The cost usually ranges from $6000-$7500 and is not typically covered under insurance. 

Male breast reduction cost

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Male breast reduction cost can vary depending on if there is a need for excision of any skin or just liposuction with removal of the glandular tissue by direct excision.

For liposuction with direct excision of the glandular tissue, costs are $4500 for everything at Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. This includes facility, anesthesia and surgeons fees.

If there is some laxity to the tissue and the patient wishes to have smart liposuction with the excision the cost is $1000 more for the added laser cost.

The Cost of Gynecomastia Surgery

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The cost of any surgery depends on a myriad of factors. The cost for the same operation can vary by different geographic areas. Aside from fixed costs including any necessary use of equipment, I price my operations by the amount of time required for me to perform the operation. Thus, more severe forms which might require more time in the operating room might cost more than someone with a milder form. 

The issue with insurance covering an operation can be tricky. In cases where the correction is for more cosmetic reasons, insurance companies tend to deny those claims. Your case should be evaluated by an experienced plastic surgeon who can give you an accurate estimate as well as who can determine the feasibility for insurance coverage.

Alexander Ereso, MD
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

To help you better decide, let's break down what a surgeon charges you for.

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To help you better decide, let's break down what a surgeon charges you for. The cost for any surgical procedure should be evaluated based on the following criteria. 

  1. Surgeon fee ( this will depend on the experience and consistent results offered by the surgeon) 
  2. Hospital infrastructure cost( Smaller nursing homes / exclusive Aesthetic centers/ Multi speciality hospital) 
  3. Any special instrument's used in the procedure like Power assisted/ USG/ Laser
  4. What additional cost's that are likely to be charged separately
  5. Duration of procedure (may depend on the size or volume of area treated)
  6. Whether additional skin reduction or mastopexy is needed. 

The cost of Gynecomastia ranges from ₹85,000 – ₹2,00,000 ($1,300 – $3,100 Approximately). Prices may vary based on location of surgery and which surgeon is performing the operation. If you’re shopping around, price should factor in, but it shouldn’t be your first priority.

Most insurance provider's don't cover this type of treatment, but it is best to check with your insurance provider to be doubly sure.

Some surgeons / hospitals have may have payment options or plans, but you need to check this with the hospital.

Cost of male breast reduction

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The cost of #malebreastreduction is dependent on the extent of surgery needed to correct the specific issues of the patient.  In my practice you are probably going to be in the $5,000 -$6,000 range, which would include all expenses. You would have a consultation and get an exact price.  

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